Running on Devices

Qt Creator supports running and deploying Qt applications that you build for different target platforms or with different compilers, debuggers, or Qt versions. Kits define the tools, device type and other settings to use when building and running your project.

  • Validating with Target Hardware

    You can use the QML live preview to preview a QML file or an entire Qt Quick application on the desktop, as well as on Android and embedded Linux devices. The changes you make to the UI are instantly visible to you in the preview.

  • Deploying to Devices

    Deploy configurations handle the packaging and copying of the necessary files to a location you want to run the executable at. The files can be copied to a location in the file system of the development PC or a device.

  • Connecting Devices

    When you install tool chains for device types as part of a Qt distribution, the build and run settings for the devices might be set up automatically. However, you might need to install and configure some additional software on the devices to be able to connect to them from the development PC.

See also How To: Build and Run.

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